...and we're feeling kind of queasy if we're honest. Les Shaw is a researcher at the University of South Florida and he studies the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. Most of us have only known a world where many infections can easily be treated with readily available treatments, but the rise of resistant bugs such as MRSA is frighteningly common and threatens to become a major health issue. How did we get here, and is there hope for us in the future? Listen in to find out more.Read More
We've all heard of "The Paleo Diet", but what did our paleolithic ancestors actually eat? Well we found exactly the scientist to ask. Briana Pobiner is a paleoanthropologist whose research centers on the evolution of human diet. We discuss when and why humans started eating meat. We also had to ask her about the dream job she has at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where she helped put together the Human Origins exhibit. Listen in to hear more about education, evolution and the history behind our eating habits.Read More
Sunlight, blue light, red light, sleep tight!
Virginie Gabel is a neuroscientist and a specialist in light and sleep cycles. Why do we sleep less when we're older and why do screens ruin our sleep? Why is our circadian rhythm important to our health, and how long should a "disco nap" be?
These are all important questions we tackled with her over our coffee and croissants.Read More
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. is a marine biologist, policy expert, and founder of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting group for ocean conservation solutions that center social justice. She writes about how we can use the ocean without using it up on the National Geographic blog and @ayanaeliza. As a defender of science, after hearing about the march she knew she had to get involved. Tune in to hear more about the overwhelming support science has received from the public and how scientists can and should be doing more to help influence the policies that affect all our lives.Read More
Andrew Steele is an astrobiologist who is most at home hiding in his lab analyzing his data. Given that he is looking for life on other planets - so would we be! But Andrew is one of many scientists who realizes that hiding away is no longer an option. They need to be out there communicating their work to a public that deserves to hear about it.Read More
The March for Science was a global celebration of science. Attended across the world by scientists and non-scientists from every background. It was a demonstration of support for a field of work that affects our health, our economies and our planet. It was a vote of confidence for the importance of evidence. We spoke to three special guests about what the march meant to them. In part I, meet Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky — artist and friend of the sciences. Listen in to how he's inspired by researchers and mathematicians to bring their work to a wider audience.Read More